Musical History, Biography, and Criticism

Musical History, Biography, and Criticism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...cried Haydn, "which are better--hear them and take your choice." " I like the first very well, and that is enough," I answered the capiain, pursuing his way down stairs. Haydn followed, crying out, " But I make you a present of them." " I won't have them!" roared the seaman, with a nautical asseveration, and bolted out at the street door. Haydn, determined not to be out-done, hastened to the Exchange, and, discovering the name of the ship and her commander, sent the marches on board with a polite note, which the captain, surmising its contents, sent back unopened. Haydn tore the marches into a thousand pieces, and never forgot this liberal English humorist as long as he lived. Haydn used also to relate with much satisfaction, a dispute he had with a London musicseller. Going into his shop, one day, he asked if he had any good music newly published. " Certainly," said the music-seller; " I have got some sublime music of Haydn's." " Oh," answered Haydn, " I'll have nothing to do with that." " How, sir, nothing to do with Haydn's music! and pray what fault have you to find with it?" " Oh, plenty; but it is useless talking about it, since it does not suit. Show me something else." The music-seller, who was a warm Haydnist, replied with indignation, " I have got music, it is true, but not for such judges as you;" and turned his back upon the stranger. As Haydn was leaving the shop, pleased and tickled with the adventure, a friend dime in and saluted him by name. The shopkeeper turned round at the name, and said to the gentleman who had just come in," Haydn! ay--here's a pretty fellow for you, who says he does not like that great...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989856
  • 9781236989857